Portland reporter Mike Bivins has been arrested over vandalism attacks on synagogues & attempted arson at a mosque. He’s been charged with multiple felonies. Something else crazy about this case is that Bivins threatened to continue if the police didn’t stop him.
Authorities said that Bivins was arrested after he visited a television news station, KPTV FOX 12, and demanded to speak to a reporter.
“On Wednesday, Bivins came by the FOX 12 station asking to speak to a reporter,” the outlet said in a statement. “He said he was the one vandalizing places of worship, gave names and locations of places he had been to and vandalized, and said he would not stop committing these crimes before stating he would come back to the station Friday afternoon.”
Authorities said that federal law enforcement officials had been notified and that additional charges may be forthcoming.
“This is certainly noteworthy that someone would contact a news station and want to discuss crimes they committed,” Kevin Allen of Portland Police said. “I’m not sure what the motivation there was, but we are certainly grateful to you and KPTV for working with our investigators so we could get him arrested, get him into custody and find appropriate charges for him. It’s important to note too that this is early in the investigation. I know the detective is continuing to work on what charges could be appropriate and we could be putting more charges forth going forward.”
Conservative reporter Andy Ngo says that the suspect previously messaged him and slammed him for his reporting. I think his motives were clearly politically motivated. At first glance At first glance, I thought he planned to pin the attacks on a conservative but given his voluntary confession, it seems more like he’s a run-of-the-mill violent liberal. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.